ABOUT THE FILM
What happens when familiar signs of mental illness - rapid-onset OCD, tics, hyperactivity - are misdiagnosed?
This is the unfortunate reality for children living with the auto-immune disease known as PANDAS. Many families who turn to medical professionals for answers are often forced into a long journey filled with misdiagnoses and a lack of awareness. "Stolen Childhood" takes an in-depth look at the lives of these families, the impact of PANDAS, and the consequences of medical misdiagnosis.
The overall goal of Stolen Childhood is to educate not only current medical professionals but also up and coming medical professionals. We also hope to generate awareness throughout the general population to encourage parents to ask important questions to their doctors and to look deeper into any initial diagnosis their child might receive.